I am supervising painting. "Supervising". That means I am leaning on the door frame, watching and giving a running commentary about anything which springs to mind. Oh, and making coffee and providing biscuits. In between retuning the TV sets once again, because the digital switchover is now complete and the analogue transmitters in this part of the world have been switched off forever. In other words, I am being totally unproductive. Loitering.
I did manage to cut some shelves for the little nook behind the new study door, though. The wall is not straight, so they look ridiculous on the table, but fit perfectly into the gap. Well, they will do when I have managed to find the wood to use as battens, and the "no more nails", and see where the spirit level is and a multitude of other little things which will necessitate a visit to the local DIY superstore, of course.
Firing up the scroll saw was wonderful, and having a kitchen covered with dust is good. All fingers are still attached, and I even remembered how to change the saw as well when I broke it. A miracle.
I must say, going back to the painting lark - I am very impressed with the Dulux Paintpod system. My friend is whizzing around the room at speed, and there is no splatter, no mess, and the paint is going a heck of a lot further than it would be if I had decided to slap it on myself using a roller and making a mess. And I can't wait to see the bit where you press the "drain" button and it sucks it all back into the pot. Such a good idea. And no waste.
And my accomplishment for the day, you will be pleased to hear, has been to masking tape a washing sponge to the corner of the wall shelves in the new study. My painter friend has already been wounded, even though I issued dire warnings about the corner. Some people Never Listen. Jean and I are off to our favourite garden centre this evening for their 2nd birthday celebration. There is free cake involved, so that will be fun. And tomorrow, the painting resumes. I wonder how many more rooms I can add to the list without it being noticed. The white looks so fresh and clean and bright........